U Minh Thuong National Park - Vietnam national park travel photos

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U Minh Thuong National Park is located in An Minh Bac commune of An Minh district, and Minh Thuan commune of Vinh Thuan district, Kien Giang province, 365 km south-west of Ho Chi Minh City. U Minh Thuong National Park is located in the plain of the Mekong Delta, and the site reaches only a few metres in elevation. U Minh Thuong or upper U Minh, is the northern of two extensive peat swamp areas in Kien Giang and Ca Mau provinces. The other peat swamp area, U Minh Ha or lower U Minh, is situated 30 km to the south.

U Minh Thuong National Park is situated in an area of freshwater wetlands, comprising peat swamp forest, seasonally inundated grassland and open swamp. The soil layer is covered by a layer of peat, 1 to 3 m thick. The core zone of U Minh Thuong National Park is surrounded by a perimeter canal and dyke system, with a series of gates, which are used to manage the water level. Water is released during the rainy season but, at other times of the year, water is retained.

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